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Friday, 14. March 2014

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Migrate Legacy Windows XP Applications Now

Marco's Tech Blog – One of the drivers of my webinar next week on "Modernize Your Windows Applications" is the end of support for Windows XP, now less than a month away. What is that, and how is it relevant to Delphi developers? Windows XP End-Of-Support on April 8th As you certainly ...
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Porting to XE5 and the “W1030 Invalid compiler directive: ‘true’” warning

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – If you port your application to Delphi XE5 and you receive this warning [dcc32 Warning] W1030 Invalid compiler directive: 'true' then edit the ‘Build Configurations (Debug)’ settings and change the setting “Debug information” from “True” to “Debug ...
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Are your Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio apps ready for the end of Windows XP?

Delphi Insider – There is a great webinar with Marco Cantu coming up next week that you won't want to miss.Microsoft’s support for Windows XP ends in less than 30 days. Many companies around the world are now moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 and 8. Are your applications ready for this change? If your existing ...
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Thursday, 13. March 2014

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WITH IS EVIL! (via: Paul Foster – Google+)

The Wiert Corner – Yet another example of somehow who got bitten hard by using the with statement (I decided to give with its own category on my blog). This time it got shared by Paul Foster on G+ and comes down to this: Even in unsuspiciously looking code, the wit statement can bite you, especially if you need to do ...
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IOmniPipeline termination bug

The Delphi Geek – There was a nasty race condition in the IOmniPipeline termination code which could result in access violations. It has been fixed in the SVN so please update to the latest version if you are using Parallel.Pipeline, Parallel.BackgroundWorker, or Parallel.ForkJoin. Great thanks go to Dean from DeNovo ...

Wednesday, 12. March 2014

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Delphi ARC: Free versus DisposeOf (via: Ondrej Pokorny – Google+)

The Wiert Corner – An interesting discussion about the Delphi ARC compilers and Free versus DisposeOf is at Ondrej Pokorny – Google+ – Just realized: For me the most dangerous thing in ARC is….Filed under: Delphi, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Software Development
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Interesting Spring4D based `function TDataSetExtensions.Select(): IEnumerable` on reddit

The Wiert Corner – Very interesting helper function: function TDataSetExtensions.Select<TResult>: IEnumerable<TResult> –jeroen via: Reddit: Delphi sorcery: Spring4D roadmap : delphi.Filed under: Delphi, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Software ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 22:26
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CodeRage 8 replays – Embarcadero Technologies – YouTube

The Wiert Corner – For my own link archive: CodeRage 8 replays – Embarcadero Technologies – YouTube. Lots of nice sessions, including these REST sessions: Marco Cantu on REST. Olaf Monien on REST. –jeroen.Filed under: Delphi, Delphi XE5, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 13:31
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Roadmap Delphi 2014

Felix Colibri – Roadmap Delphi 2014 (in French): Roadmap for 2014 and 2015 - The new appmethod FireMonkey offer - the Rad Studio Recharge license plan [24 K, 11-mar-2014.]

Tuesday, 11. March 2014

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Are you sleep walking into XP end of life?

Stephen Ball – Today I came across an excellent blog post by Simon Rice from the ICO looking at the business reasons you and your customers need to look to get off XP. Microsoft XP goes end of life on 8th April. iconewsblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/data-security-officers-set-your-alarms-10032014 If you are still ...
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End of Windows XP. Modernize your applications.

Behind the connection – You've probably seen the news that Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP on April 8th of this year. It is time to update your old applications to work with the new generation of modern operating systems. There is an upcoming webminar by Marco Cantù on Mernizing Delphi and C++Builder Windows ...
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Using iOS 7.1 SDK with RemObjects C# or Oxygene

RemObjects Blogs – As you’ve probably seen, iOS 7.1 is out — and with it, a new SDK. Anxious to use iOS 7.1 with RemObjects C# or Oxygene? No problem. our Importing a New or Beta SDK for Use with Elements for Cocoa article on the wiki explains how to do it: Launch FXGen by right-clicking CrossBox: Once you have ...

Monday, 10. March 2014

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Sorting algorithms are art forms. Just see and hear how beatutiful they are.

The Wiert Corner – Image and video art came through SORTING – A visualization of the most famous sorting algorithms and 15 Sorting Algorithms in 6 Minutes – YouTube. Both via This is why I Code – Google+ Filed under: .NET, Delphi, Development, Opinions, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 23:33
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Castalia 2014.3 is now available

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’ve just released Castalia 2014.3, the latest update to my smart code editor for Delphi programmers. This is primarily a bugfix release, addressing the following issues: Fixed: Access violation when performing certain refactorings on classes with overloaded methods Fixed: Castalia ...
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Delphi/Turbo Pascal: AppendWithRetry for text files to retry Append

The Wiert Corner – Every once in a while you have multiple threads or processes wanting to write a short message to the same log file. Append then will give you an I/O error 32 (ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION), but the below small routine will sleep a bit while retrying a couple of times. It uses these Delphi aspects around ...
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